About Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

This book tells the fascinating and astounding story of the biggest scientific fraud in history—and how it has maintained its force in the face of overwhelming contrary evidence. The chapters form a lively and engaging narrative revealing how the venture to genetically engineer our food is not based on sound science but on the systematic subversion of science—and how it is recklessly subjecting our health and the health of the environment to unacceptable risks.

Among the Shocking Disclosures

  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enabled the commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) foods by covering up the warnings of its own scientists, repeatedly lying, and deliberately breaking the law.
  • Several animal feeding studies with GE foods have yielded troubling results, including stomach lesions, liver disturbances, and impaired immune systems.
  • Experts who publish such research or express doubts about the foods are fired, denied tenure, or subjected to smear campaigns.
  • Esteemed scientific institutions have persistently suppressed evidence and distorted the truth.


Praise for Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

“Without doubt, one of the most important books of the last 50 years. I shall urge everyone I know who cares about life on earth, and the future of their children, and children’s children, to read it. . . . Steven Druker is a hero. He deserves at least a Nobel Prize.”

—Jane Goodall (from the Foreword)

“A fascinating book: highly informative, eminently readable, and most enjoyable. It’s a real page-turner and an eye-opener.”

—Richard C. Jennings, Ph.D. Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK

“This incisive and insightful book is truly outstanding. It’s well-reasoned and scientifically solid, and it dispels the cloud of disinformation that has misled people into believing that GE foods have been adequately tested and do not entail abnormal risk. It’s a must-read – and a pleasure to read.”

—David Schubert, Ph.D. molecular biologist and Head of Cellular Neurobiology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

“Altered Genes, Twisted Truth is lucid, illuminating, and alarming. As a former New York City prosecutor, I was shocked to discover how the FDA illegally exempted GE foods from the rigorous testing mandated by federal statute. And as the mother of three young kids, I was outraged to learn how America’s children are being callously exposed to experimental foods that were deemed abnormally risky by the FDA’s own experts.”

—Tara-Cook Littman, J.D.

“Altered Genes, Twisted Truth is very readable, thorough, logical and thought-provoking. Steven Druker exposes shenanigans employed to promote genetic engineering that will surprise even those who have followed the ag-biotech industry closely for years. I strongly recommend his book.”

—Belinda Martineau, Ph.D. molecular biologist, a co-developer of the first genetically engineered whole food, and author of First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr SavrTM Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Foods

“Druker’s brilliant exposé catches the promoters of GE food red-handed: falsifying data, corrupting regulators, lying to Congress. He thoroughly demonstrates how distortions and deceptions have been piled one on top of another, year after year, producing a global industry that teeters on a foundation of fraud and denial. This book is sure to send shock waves around the world.”

—Jeffrey M. Smith, international bestselling author of Seeds of Deception & Genetic Roulette

“Altered Genes, Twisted Truth will stand as a landmark. It should be required reading in every university biology course.”

—Joseph Cummins, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Genetics, Western University, London, Ontario

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